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Brian Lara Cricket Academy is a stadium in Tarouba, San Fernando, in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a multi-purpose stadium whose construction was completed in 2017 and was named in honour of the West Indies great  Brian Lara. This stadium was initially planned to serve for warm-up games in the 2007 ODI World Cup but couldn’t make it then. 

The stadium was proposed to be game-ready by February 2007 delayed comprehensively due to the costs and the complex structure it inherited. The costs led to the delay until it was eventually opened in 2017. It hosted its first match in September 2017 of the Caribbean Premier League, including the final game. The only ODI game was played here in 2022 between West Indies and India. 

2024 T20 World Cup: Brian Lara Cricket Academy- Capacity

The stadium can accommodate the crowd capacity of 15,000 with the audience can be seated in a mix of fixed seats and grass banks. The stadium hosted the final games of the Caribbean Premier League previously and the surreal atmosphere it creates whilst completely packed with the crowd. 

2024 T20 World Cup: Brian Lara Cricket Academy- Matches 

The stadium named after former West Indies great has been assigned to host numerous matches of the upcoming T20 World Cup. The home of the CPL franchise Trinbago Knight Riders will host five matches in the showpiece event which includes the second semifinal game on June 27. Kane Williamson-led New Zealand will play three league games on this ground. 



June 12

West Indies vs New Zealand

June 13

Afghanistan vs PNG

June 14

New Zealand vs Uganda

June 17

New Zealand vs PNG

June 27

Semifinal 2

2024 T20 World Cup: Brian Lara Cricket Academy- Pitch Report 

The pitch on this stadium is considered to be one of the finest ever for the batters. It is normally a hard and flat surface that helps batters strike the ball effectively and facilitate an aggressive brand of cricket. However, as the league progresses, the pitch can be seen offering some aid to the spin bowlers that can be helpful for the Kiwi side.